I chose to paint this vintage spice rack that hangs in my laundry room adjoining the kitchen. While the spice rack holds a few vintage spice tins, it also displays other small collectibles.
Time to give the spice rack an update.
I used Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. After skimming some blog posts with tips on using chalk paint, I turned the can upside down for 30 minutes before I started. I read that the pigment is at the bottom of the can.
I also read that chalk paint dries pretty fast and that it is a good idea to pour some paint into a little cup and not paint right from the can. I used a cheap natural bristle brush, not Annie Sloan brushes.
I did no prepping other than to wipe off the spice rack with a wet rag to remove dust. This is coat one.
This is coat two. Now to get to the distressing. Let me say that I was shocked at how much dust sanding ASCP created. I had newspapers down but the dust made it to my kitchen chairs and floor. I later read that waxing first cuts down on the dust. On my next project, I will either wax first, sand outside (weather permitting), wear a dust mask, and/or prepare my sanding area better.
I gave my spice rack a fairly light distressing, and then brushed on the light soft wax. After the wax dried, I rubbed the piece down with a soft rag.
Now to decorate the spice rack,
And hang it back on the wall.
The walls in my laundry room are actually yellow, but with a fluorescent ceiling light and no windows, the walls look almost white.
Have you tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint yet?